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OfflineKing Koopa
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OpenCourseWare
    #533716 - 03/06/11 04:26 AM (5 years, 9 months ago)

Bored? Why not study!

OpenCourseWare is free/open course material hosted by some of the top schools here in the US. It usually offers recorded lectures, notes, slides, reading material, and even final exams! Pretty awesome if you're into learning.

I'm waiting to go back to school, so im studying to make sure im okay when i get back on the horse.


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Re: OpenCourseWare [Re: King Koopa]
    #533756 - 03/06/11 11:25 AM (5 years, 9 months ago)

:yesnod:

The future of education, where we teach people how to learn, and they can teach themselves with help.


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Re: OpenCourseWare [Re: DungenessDank]
    #533816 - 03/06/11 01:57 PM (5 years, 9 months ago)

Ultimately that's the goal.  To instill the joy of learning so when you do leave school the process doesn't stop.  I see so many people who will pass tests great but they don't learn anything.  They take notes, recite and repeat with no further knowledge bestowed upon them.


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you know what i did in english class? I came to class stoned out of my mind every day, i chugged vodka in the back of class, i put dead fish in the ceiling tiles. i put a gallon of old milk and orange juice in the file cabinet before winter vacation. i brought snakes in a tied up sweater and let them loose during class. i didnt go to school to learn, i went because i had to. i didnt care, and i didn't fucking listen to that stupid bitch. and i still don't fucking care. i tore the pages out of her books and burned them, and threw away all the books in the class, two books per day.  :twobooks:


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Re: OpenCourseWare [Re: THEBats]
    #533838 - 03/06/11 02:24 PM (5 years, 9 months ago)

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Ultimately that's the goal.  To instill the joy of learning so when you do leave school the process doesn't stop.  I see so many people who will pass tests great but they don't learn anything.  They take notes, recite and repeat with no further knowledge bestowed upon them.





Basically what I do.. But that's the problem with the system, everything relies on getting a degree so you have to play their game. As long as it provides me with a comfortable lifestyle ill be happy.


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Re: OpenCourseWare [Re: Picklez]
    #533840 - 03/06/11 02:27 PM (5 years, 9 months ago)

I hardly ever take notes for that reason.


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kickin-two-hundo said:
you know what i did in english class? I came to class stoned out of my mind every day, i chugged vodka in the back of class, i put dead fish in the ceiling tiles. i put a gallon of old milk and orange juice in the file cabinet before winter vacation. i brought snakes in a tied up sweater and let them loose during class. i didnt go to school to learn, i went because i had to. i didnt care, and i didn't fucking listen to that stupid bitch. and i still don't fucking care. i tore the pages out of her books and burned them, and threw away all the books in the class, two books per day.  :twobooks:


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Re: OpenCourseWare [Re: THEBats]
    #533844 - 03/06/11 02:32 PM (5 years, 9 months ago)

That's why I DO take notes, because most of my teachers just put shit on the test that they specifically talk about in class, however I do have some teachers who upload their lectures online, which is awesome.

Speaking of school, I got a fuckton of HW/ Studying to do today. 3 Tests this week.


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Re: OpenCourseWare [Re: Picklez]
    #533846 - 03/06/11 02:36 PM (5 years, 9 months ago)

I took some notes in college.  College was as much of a joke as high school was.  With the exception of the independent study courses i took my senior year.  I think education starts getting real at the masters level.  Then you really have to know your shit.  Well, traditionally, now you can get a masters degree in 9 months over the internet for taking some classes.  The forprofit universities are really fucking shit up even more.


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Re: OpenCourseWare [Re: Picklez]
    #533847 - 03/06/11 02:36 PM (5 years, 9 months ago)

I would argue, of course everyone's brains function differently, that most concepts can be grasped through careful listening and consciously forming and going over the concepts in your head.  I only write down equations when I take notes nowadays.  Other than that I focus heavily on the instructor. Ask questions and what not.

This allows me to retain the information once class has ended.


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kickin-two-hundo said:
you know what i did in english class? I came to class stoned out of my mind every day, i chugged vodka in the back of class, i put dead fish in the ceiling tiles. i put a gallon of old milk and orange juice in the file cabinet before winter vacation. i brought snakes in a tied up sweater and let them loose during class. i didnt go to school to learn, i went because i had to. i didnt care, and i didn't fucking listen to that stupid bitch. and i still don't fucking care. i tore the pages out of her books and burned them, and threw away all the books in the class, two books per day.  :twobooks:


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Re: OpenCourseWare [Re: THEBats]
    #533859 - 03/06/11 02:45 PM (5 years, 9 months ago)

I used to do the same thing.

If I actively listened and thought about the material at hand, I would usually do pretty well on tests. I would try my best to have everything down pat, mostly because I dislike studying.


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Re: OpenCourseWare [Re: THEBats]
    #533877 - 03/06/11 03:08 PM (5 years, 9 months ago)

something about writing something out once makes it stick in my head


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Re: OpenCourseWare [Re: Picklez]
    #533883 - 03/06/11 03:16 PM (5 years, 9 months ago)

Yeah with math problems that's the way it works with me.  Lots of practice problems seem to ingrain the process.


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kickin-two-hundo said:
you know what i did in english class? I came to class stoned out of my mind every day, i chugged vodka in the back of class, i put dead fish in the ceiling tiles. i put a gallon of old milk and orange juice in the file cabinet before winter vacation. i brought snakes in a tied up sweater and let them loose during class. i didnt go to school to learn, i went because i had to. i didnt care, and i didn't fucking listen to that stupid bitch. and i still don't fucking care. i tore the pages out of her books and burned them, and threw away all the books in the class, two books per day.  :twobooks:


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Re: OpenCourseWare [Re: THEBats]
    #533912 - 03/06/11 04:43 PM (5 years, 9 months ago)

I can't believe you guys are guys are blaming the school system when you dont even take the time to actually LEARN what you're supposed to be studying. If you're going to school to just gain some type of title, go on ahead, but i find it insulting to discredit any institution on the basis of your lazyness and/or ignorance to STUDY.


learn

1. to acquire knowledge of or skill in by study, instruction, or experience

2. to become informed of or acquainted with



studĀ·y

1. application of the mind to the acquisition of knowledge, as by reading, investigation, or reflection

3. Often, studies. a personal effort to gain knowledge


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Re: OpenCourseWare [Re: King Koopa]
    #533922 - 03/06/11 05:46 PM (5 years, 9 months ago)

I am not complaining about the system at all. Just the measurements of success. They basically encourage you to memorize material and feed it back to them. They are more focused on making sure you attend class (where they discuss test questions and shit) than teaching you concepts and having you apply them

That said, I do have 1 class that is really good for applying concepts and actually doing research and putting out your own ideas.


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Re: OpenCourseWare [Re: Picklez]
    #533926 - 03/06/11 05:59 PM (5 years, 9 months ago)

the most informative and enlightening classes I've had have been discussion based classes.  15 people in a class sitting at a table discussing the required reading.


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Re: OpenCourseWare [Re: FurrowedBrow]
    #533990 - 03/06/11 08:38 PM (5 years, 9 months ago)

my sustainability classes are pretty engaging. Always have a group project that is pretty involved with real world applications.


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Re: OpenCourseWare [Re: Picklez]
    #534000 - 03/06/11 09:10 PM (5 years, 9 months ago)



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